Dominique Armani Jones, known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper. He rose to mainstream fame in 2017 following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing.
Lil Baby Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 3, 1994 (27 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
Dominique Jonas was born on the 3rd of December, in Atlanta, Georgia. When Jones was 2 years old his father left his family. While he was not struggling academically, Jones would often get in trouble, resulting in him dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. Jones began his rap career with 4PF (Four Pockets Full” and Quality Control Music. Before he began his rapping career he was charged with possession with intent to sell among other charges.
Lil Baby and model/entrepreneur Jayda Cheaves welcomed son Loyal on February 18, 2019. The couple began dating in 2016, and Cheaves appeared in his “Close Friends” music video. Lil Baby also has a son, Jason, from a previous relationship with a woman named Ayesha. In May 2021, the rapper joined George Floyd’s family at the White House on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder. They met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris about passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. In July 2021, Lil Baby was arrested for cannabis possession in Paris. The next morning, he was released from police custody and ordered to pay a fine.
Honors and Nominations
- BET Awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist in 2021 and for Best New Artist in 2019.
- In 2021, BET Hip-Hop Awards for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 2021, For Best Duo or Group, and for Impact Track “The Bigger Picture” 2020.
- iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2021 for Hip-Hop Album of the Year for “My Turn.”
Awards and Nominations
Lil Baby has been nominated for three Grammys, Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Drip Too Hard” (2020) and Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “The Bigger Picture” (2021). In 2020, he earned MTV Video Music Award nominations for Song of Summer (“We Paid”) and Video for Good (“The Bigger Picture), and he won nine ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in 2021, including Songwriter of the Year. In 2019, he earned a BET Award for Best New Artist, and he won Best Male Hip Hop Artist in 2021. “The Bigger Picture” earned Lil Baby a BET Hip Hop Award for Impact Track in 2020, and he won an IHeartRadio Music Award for Hip-Hop Album of the Year for “My Turn” in 2021. He has also received American Music Award nominations for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (“My Turn”) and “Billboard” Music Award nominations for Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, and Top “Billboard” 200 Album.
Here are some of the best highlights of Lil Baby’s career:
- Freestyle (Song, 2017)
- Too Hard (Album, 2017)
- Global (Song, 2018)
- Street Gossip (Album, 2018)
Lil Baby began his rapping career in 2017 when he dropped his debut mixtape ‘Perfect Timing’. The album was a collaborative effort by all of Lil Baby’s childhood friends, who worked together to ensure the success of the album. He later claimed that he and his team took just two days to come up with the mixtape. The mixtape took Atlanta’s underground music scene by storm. The album was played in many pubs, bars, and cafes in and around Georgia. Lil Baby was highly praised for his music, and most of his lyrics were inspired by the experience he had during his tough past and his time in prison. He had also written about his thoughts on leading the life of a petty criminal. Lil became even more popular when he released his second mixtape, ‘Harder than Hard’. The lyrics explained the psychological pain that he suffered because of his past. Some of the songs, such as ‘My Dawg,’ ‘Ride or Die,’ and ‘My Drip’ went on to become chartbusters. Lil Baby presently works for his ‘Quality Control’ label, which he co-owns, along with his childhood friends.